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31 Day Challenge – Day 25

Almost done! I know I haven’t been on top form recently, well, for a few weeks now, but I’m determined to get back on track with my blogging. The blogging community is so great, and I’ve had so much support from you guys during this time s thank you all!

Back to the challenge with ‘Inspired by FASHION’

I really love fashion and for this challenge I wanted to pick up on a trend that is such a classic and so simple to recreate!

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Colour blocking is a style that is always on trend, it never goes out of fashion!

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The reason I love colour blocking, especially for nail art because its simple and you can chose any colours you want! I love picking colours that don’t normally go, the ones I’ve chosen for this mani are three Strictly Come Dancing polishes ‘Feisty’ (pink), ‘Sophistication’ (brown) and ‘Judged’ (green). I wouldn’t normally put these colours together but the addition of the white acrylic paint really makes the manicure pop!

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I just wanted to show you what has happened to my acrylic paint, it started off fairly smooth as you can see in the first picture, but as it dried you can see it cracked a lot and started peeling. I was reluctant to put top coat on it because I didn’t want to drag the paint across my nails. Has anyone got any tips for stopping acrylic cracking?

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31 Day Challenge – Day 22

Before I start this post I’d just like to show you all the state of my nails at the moment. 

I got to a stage where my nails were really long, you can see them at their longest on the water marble post, and although I adored them they were too impractical for me. I’m sure those of you with touch screen phones understand what I’m saying, I was finding it so hard to even type let alone do anything else because I was too afraid of breaking my nails. 

So I had to make the heart breaking decision to cut them 😦 BUT I also love my short nails and short nails are very in fashion at the moment, seen on celebrities the likes of Megan Fox, Anne Hathaway and Kim Kardashian! I had to trim them again today because a couple of my nails had grown super long again, which you can see on the picture below..

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Guest Post – Pocket Money Polishes

Hey everyone!

As you may already know I have been having some issues this week regarding a camera that I don’t have so I can’t take photos of my manicures, BIG problem! Thankfully, Charlotte from Pocket Money Polishes has written me a wonderful guest post!

Normal blogging will resume shortly, but for now, here’s Charlotte’s post!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 15

DELICATE!

I have just ordered a Konad stamp because I have lots of Konad plates but no stamp to be able to use them! I thought that this would be the perfect use of the stamps to create a delicate print however the stamp didn’t turn up in the post today so I had to think of something a bit different!

So instead of a delicate pattern, what about something delicate on my nails, like real flowers!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 10

GRADIENT!

I’ve done a few gradients in my time as a nail artist and always had reasonable success, this mani is definitely my favourite so far!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 9

RAINBOW!

So as I’ve already done a rainbow manicure for the Pre Spring Challenge here, I decided that I’d try something a bit different with this rainbow mani and at the same time show you one of my new purchases!

This is a really simple glitter gradient using my new Technic polish – Carnival!

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NEW POLISH ALERT!

Two posts in one day, lucky you! Its only because I’m really excited to show you the new polishes I treated myself to this weekend!

The bet thing about it is that they all cost £1 each!

In the town where I live there is a weekly market and one of the stalls sells discount cosmetics at amazing prices! All that is wrong with the products is damaged packaging or they’re just end of the line polishes! I’ve always walked past thinking that the quality of the polishes must be poor but I thought I’d try it and I’m very pleasantly surprised.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 4

GREEN!

Green can be a tricky character, it can stain your fingers and leave you looking like the hulk! Personally I think green is a fresh way to add colour to your nails and not many people have green nails!

So for the ‘green theme’ I decided to try out a cloud manicure that I saw on Nailside and I loved it, so I thought how about trying green clouds!

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Napkin Nails Take 2!

So as I wasn’t completely happy with my first attempt at napkin nails I thought I’d give it another go using some different napkins. I was in Webbs with my mum (Webbs, if you don’t know, is a massive garden centre and gift shop) and on the furniture display section was a table laid out with picnic things and cutlery on these beautiful floral napkins, which my mum decided to steal for me! (Technically it isn’t stealing ;))

So anyway, here are the napkins that we ‘borrowed’ from Webbs.

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Pre Spring Challenge Day 14/Valentines

So today is ‘recreate your favourite challenge’ day! I thought it would be really cool to recreate day 4’s ‘flowers’ theme and incorporate Valentine’s day into it as well!

I started with a basic rose/floral pattern and gave it a Valentines twist with a cut out heart on the accent nails!

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